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quick please best way to smelt

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Lorddog, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Lorddog

    Lorddog Crazed Zealot
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    what the best way to smelt colored ore?
    if I understand it correctly if I fail I lose half? so i shouldnt target a large amount at a time?
    i have 100 skill, does it help to have 120? and a certain type hammer?

    Lorddog
     
  2. T'Challa

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    The only boost you can do for your mining are +5 gloves

    And yes, you lose half upon failure. Combine all ore into the smallest pieces and smelt 2 at a time for best results.

    hammers do nothing for mining, only smithy.

    You cannot smelt colored ore unless you have the skill required to mine it in the first place.

    Hope that helped G-Dog
     
  3. nightstalker22

    nightstalker22 Lore Master
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    A 50% chance of success ( for example ) is still a 50% chance of success, whether you use a large stack of ore or break it down into smaller for many attempts.

    Breaking it into smaller stacks will potentially yeild a little more ore, but will take all day... speed vs. risk, you decide...

    example:

    100 ore in one stack. Fail, zero smelted and 50 ore remain.

    100 ore in stacks of 2 with 50% success rate ( for example ) thats 50 tries with 25 failures, leaving you with 25 ore remaining and 50 smelted.

    If you succeed on the first try with the stack of 100, you gain 100% of the ore attempted. If you break it into stacks of 2, the best outcome is about 62.5% of the ore attempted ( using above example ).

    100% for success on first attempt.
    62.5% for breaking into stacks of 2.
    50% for success on second attempt of whole stack.
    25% for success on third attempt.
     
  4. Sir Morder

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    What T'Challa said especially if dealing with valorite.
     
  5. Scuzzlebutt

    Scuzzlebutt Babbling Loonie
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    Little known cheapsuit fact, you have a 100% chance to smelt any type of ore successfully if you have 100 camping and use a campfire to smelt at the entrance of any of the virtue dungeons.

    *DISCLAIMER* This cheapsuit fact and all others are pulled from thin air and have no origin in reality. Use of this information may or may not result in delusions of grandeur and severe cases of nostalgia combined with a false sense of ones abilities to do anything effectively.
     
  6. Tjalle

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    I always melt whatever amount I have. I let the RNG decide...
     
  7. T'Challa

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    Wow, I really miss you guys :(